Norton, Sprock, Odermatt top podium at Shasta |

Norton, Sprock, Odermatt top podium at Shasta

Staff reports

Local victories on the Far West skiing circuit continued to pour in Feb. 9 and 10 during J4/5 slalom and GS races at Mount Shasta.

Heavenly skiers notched two victories and delivered three additional podium performances, while Ty Sprock picked up a victory and a runner-up finish on hard-packed conditions.

Heavenly’s J4 (11-12 years) Hughston Norton won the Feb. 9 GS and Heavenly’s Pascal Odermatt won the J5 (10 and under) slalom Feb. 10, followed by teammate Connor Novak in second.

Sprock, a South Shore resident who skis out of Diamond Peak, won the J4 slalom by more than 6 seconds with his two-run time of 1 minute, 41.86 seconds.

Sprock was also runner-up to Norton in the GS. Norton’s two-run total time was 2.01 seconds better than Sprock’s.

Novak also placed third in the GS. Wyatt Denny of Heavenly grabbed a J4 boys’ podium with a second in slalom.

The Heavenly J5 girls also showed up to race. Brooke Norton placed second in GS and Maia Bickert was runner-up in slalom.

Other Heavenly results included Chad Kassamani, fifth; Grant Dunkleman, 11th; Natalie Williams, fifth and seventh; Michael Gardner, seventh; and Mikaela Clothier, fifth.

Heavenly coach Mark Norton said the trip was a great growing experience for the athletes.

“Most of them were traveling without their parents and learning how to prepare and take care of themselves for competition,” he said.

The J4/5 will travel to Mammoth for a pair of super-G races on March 8 and 9.

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